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The visual essay by Franke James should resonate loudly with Canadian voters going to the polls on October 19. “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it,” warned Stephen Harper in 2006. I don’t agree with Stephen Harper on much but he was right about Canada becoming unrecognizable. I don’t like who we have become. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Editor, BoomerWarrior).

What is Harper Afraid Of?

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  1. A very clear message! Harper is bad for Canada. Harper is bad for Canadians. Harper is bad for Nature.Harper is bad for the Environment. Only the Oil merchants will like him, them and the stockbrokers trading shares on dirty fossil fuels. Mr Harper may try to gag the scientists, the reporters and the activists, but he can’t gag everyone… all Canadians have a chance to make their voices heard… now is the time!

    • The latest despicable move he has taken is to hire an Australian-based consultant, Lynton Crosby, described this way in Wikipedia:

      “Lynton Keith Crosby AO is an Australian political strategist who has been described as a “master of the dark political arts,” “the Wizard of Oz,” “the Australian Karl Rove,” and “one of the most powerful and influential figures in the nation”. Crosby in also known for a tactic called the dead cat strategy. ”

      If you’re losing an argument, if you’re in a weak position, throw a dead cat on the table….Everyone will shout ‘Jeez, mate, there’s a dead cat on the table!’; in other words they will be talking about the dead cat, the thing you want them to talk about, and they will not be talking about the issue that has been causing you so much grief.”

      At some point all of this will backfire on Harper.

  2. Mr. Harper is afraid of so many things because it is in the nature of conservatives to fear what they do not understand, and Mr. Harper understands very little. That leaves him a vast world of things to fear.

    • Thank you Adam for your comment on BoomerWarrior. Harper is a control freak because of the things he fears. But one cannot control everything all of the time. Many cracks are starting to appear in the Harper program. I’m quite confident that he will not form the next government in Canada.

  3. It is interesting to note that literally hours ago, Tony Abbott (Australian PM) was ousted by his own party and replaced by Malcom Turnbull. Abbott is a “Stephen Harper” evil twin so this is significant.

    In Britain, Jeremy Corbin, a vegan, non-confrontational, left-wing socialist, has just become leader of the “Labour Party,” – a former back-bencher who was not generally taken seriously in mainstream political circles. Corbin has alienated many former shadow ministers who refuse to be more than back-benchers as he forms his cabinet. Corbin is a surprise run-away candidate in the recent leadership contest that has all the political analysts reeling as to where politics is heading in Britain?

    While I can’t comment on whether the above mentioned radical changes are good for their respective countries, It is an indication of big change afoot in the world. (I’m convinced that Jeremy Corbin, while articulate and in command of many commendable ideas, is a bit too romantic about his hard left-wing socialist ideas, It leaves people feeling slightly uneasy in a world increasingly becoming violent and nationalistic).

    Canada too should be prepared for some big shakeups in your forthcoming election. Mr, Lynton Keith Crosby might be Stephen Harpers latest “hit-squad” member, but it won’t make a blind bit of difference if the country votes to follow an entirely new political strategy and leave Mr Harper and his cronies literally eating “oily dust!”

  4. In the last three years, as I advocate for Lyme disease victims, I have pondered the lack of response to the plight of these suffering people. Could it be that, while Conservative politicians and the Harper government have paid lip service to making the changes that would help these people, nothing has been done because it would bring attention to the fact that these vector-borne diseases are the result of the climate changes that allow ticks and other vectors to live through our winters and become endemic all across Canada, in places they could never survive before?

    • Hi Myrna Lee and thank you for your comments on the Harper article.

      As you point out, the Harper government has no interest in addressing any climate change issues during this election campaign. Harper has two main talking points – the economy and national security – both of which are red herrings to avoid dealing with the multitude of other issues Canadians are concerned about. Lyme disease is serious but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Climate change could trigger a public health crisis. See this article:

      Thanks again.


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